Posts for animals

Animal welfare promises go out of the window

Yesterday, Cornish MPs had their third and final chance to back British farmers and vote to uphold Britain’s animal welfare standards – and failed to take it. Conservative MPs voted down Amendment 16B of the Agriculture Bill, added to the Bill in the House of Lords, which would have forced […]

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Wild Justice makes legal challenge to pheasant shooting regulation

From the Chris Packham fronted charity, Wild Justice: This is all quite legal but, in brief, Wild Justice says that the 47 million pheasants bred and released each year to be shot (ignoring the animal welfare issues) have an impact on eco-systems. Around two thirds escape organised shoots and are […]

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Next up – fireworks – helping your dog to cope

From Dogs Trust:   Before:   Make your house and garden escape-proof. Dogs can try to run away if they’re scared. Close your windows and curtains, turn the lights on, and try switching on the TV to help disguise the noise.    Go for walkies before dark. Make sure you get out well before any fireworks […]

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Covid puts an end to Tamar Otter and Wildlife Sanctuary

In very sad news announced on their Facebook page, the Tamar Otter and Wildlife Sanctuary, hich re-opened on 25th July, 2020, following Covid lockdown,  closes its doors forever on 31st October. Having been a few times, I especially remember my visit with my late friend, Jacki, who visited around 6 […]

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Dog/s worrying sheep St Gennys

From Police Alerts: We are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information in connection with a report of a dog/s worrying sheep in a field in the area of St Gennys, Bude at approximately 3:35pm on Saturday 3 October 2020. Dog walkers are asked to keep dogs under control when […]

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Concern for cats after Launceston injury

From Bude Police FB: Concern for cats (Particularly in Launceston.) We have had reports of a cat having been injured by someone using an air weapon in the Dunheved Road area of Launceston, between the hours of 8am and 11.30 am on Sunday 20th September. If you are aware of […]

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Dogs and sheep

I saw this today on Facebook. It isn’t Bude but it could be anywhere – a reminder to keep dogs on leads near sheep!  

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Tiny kitten rescued from drain

A tiny kitten trapped in a drain on a busy road (the B3262, Hallworthy, between Davidstow/Launceston) was rescued by the Fire Service this week. The callers stopped to make sure the kitten was safe until Fire Crews arrived. Two appliances were mobilised from Delabole to this incident. One crew carried […]

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Summer season = more roadkill

Yesterday, I saw a young dead deer on the A39, birds are regulars, and today, not far from home, I saw a dead rabbit being eaten by, among other things, a weasel.  Yes, we are in full roadkill season. Lockdown meant that wildlife literally had a field day. Normally, according […]

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Cat thought to have contracted Covid from its owners

If you have a cat, you may have been alarmed to read of Covid found in a pet cat, as confirmed by the he UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer. The infection was confirmed following tests at the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) laboratory in Weybridge on Wednesday 22 July. There […]

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Virtual Big Dog walk 2020 announced

With support from the likes ofGemma Atkinson, Carley Stenson and Michaela Strachan, who will all be getting involved with their pooches – the organisers of the Big Dog Walk series are proud to announce the 2020 Virtual Dog Walk – the World Big Dog Walk Challenge, which will take place across the month of September […]

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Bude animal-free Covid-research fundraiser for Exeter Uni

Angie Burke of Animal Free Bude has set up a Just Giving page to support animal-free Covid research (a test to check how much active virus is present/ level of infectiousness). Can you help raise the remaining £879.14 needed to hit the £30k target? Can you arrange a coffee morning? […]

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Be ‘tick aware’ this summer

From Devon Council: With lots of us making the most of the warm weather and spending longer outside, it’s important to remember to be aware of ticks as there are plenty of them around at the moment. Ticks are small, spider like creatures that feed on the blood of animals, […]

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Something different – a rare albino squirrel

Here’s a cheering sight, at least I hope it is. Not sure if being an albino squirrel is a disadvantage but it is a rarity. Anyone else ever seen one? This was sent by Rose from Sussex who used to live in Bude. Many thanks to you, Rose, for sending […]

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Update on ‘dog poisoning’ questions

At the start of the month, we reported on concerns about dogs in Shop, Morwenstow, dying from ingesting poison. Here is the short article. The sad news is that so far, the Police and Cornwall Council have been unwilling to look further into the issue. Natalie Rowe wrote on the […]

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